As I was working  out at home the other day I realized that I have had my Bowflex adjustable dumbbells for about 2 years now but I never wrote a full review. So I guess this is way overdue! These dumbbells are definitely an investment (aka…not cheap) so it’s always good to do you research before making a big purchase. So let me give you my full and honest review… First of all, these dumbbells come in two different varieties: the 552 and the 1090. I personally have the SelectTech 520, which means they range in weights from 5 pounds all the way to 52.5Read More →

Finding beauty products that are both all natural and effective can be extremely difficult! Throw in wanting an affordable price tag and you have yourself a nearly impossible task! Over the years I’ve come across many different all natural beauty products. Some worked wonderfully, and other failed miserably. So in order to save you all time (and money!) I am going to share with you the list of beauty items that made the cut: Swanson Tea Tree Oil Face Wash This face wash is amazing! It cleanses your face without drying you out. My skin is the best it’s ever been since I switched toRead More →

vegan brownie cookies

Okay I have to be honest with you guys. This recipe is so easy to make, that I almost feel like calling it a recipe is a lie. But since it involves mixing and baking, that makes it a recipe in my book! I was going through my pantry last night when I found a container of About Time Vegan Brownie Mix I had totally forgotten about. Just looking at the container had me craving chocolate big time. As much as I love brownies, I have always been more of a cookie fan. So I decided to create healthy brownie cookies! All you need forRead More →

I love vegetables. I could eat broccoli and green beans at every meal and be completely happy! But I also realize that most people aren’t like me and that it can sometimes be unrealistic to be eating fresh vegetables all the time. As a health & wellness coach, I don’t have much time to sit down and eat. Most of my meals need to be quick (and by quick I mean under 5 minutes between clients!). So when I know I have a busy day and don’t have time to sit down and eat my veggies, I drink them instead! Now I’m not talking aboutRead More →

If you’re trying to eat healthy, it can be difficult to find a bagel that isn’t super high in carbs and calories that also still tastes delicious. I have tried many “low carb” bagels only to be disappointed by their spongy texture. Therefore it was only natural that I was very skeptical to try Western Bagels that have been popping up all over my social media. However I was very pleasantly surprised! So here is my complete and honest review: Perfect 10 Bagels According to the Western Bagel website, the Perfect 10 Bagel “is packed with goodness, like flax seeds, wheat bran, sesame seeds, oatRead More →

Polar A360 watch

When Fitbits first became popular, I jumped on the band wagon so fast. I’m all about health and fitness, so why not track it on my wrist? I loved my Fitbit. I was obsessed with getting 10,000 steps every single day. I tracked my workouts daily, and always looked at my sleeping patterns. I didn’t think it could get much better than that. But then all of a sudden I started having issues with my Fitbit. My workouts wouldn’t sync to the app. The estimated calories burned seemed extremely low. And it literally starting falling apart by the screen. Customer service was great and sentRead More →

How to workout at home

Gym memberships are a great thing, and I highly recommend joining a gym close to home. However, I realize that sometimes it’s just not convenient to leave the house to workout. Maybe you have your young kids at home, or maybe you only have 45 minutes to spare and you don’t want to waste any time driving. I get it. I’m human. I work at a gym, yet there are still some days that it’s just much easier for me to workout at home. Even without access to a lot of equipment, I still make sure to get in a fantastic workout. How do I do it?Read More →

Plank pike exercise on a suspension trainer outside

When I first learned about suspension training, my mind was blown! There are so many different exercises that you can do, and at so many different intensity levels. The thing I love most about suspension training is that it can be appropriate for anybody! From somebody rehabbing a recent knee replacement surgery, all the way to professional athletes looking to cross train and switch up their routine a little. A lot of people refer to suspension training as TRX training. However TRX is just the well known brand of suspension trainer. I have access to a TRX at work, and I absolutely love it. It’sRead More →